Verizon’s LG G Pad 8.3 LTE model is joining the Galaxy S5 in today’s update party. This update is quite significant though, unlike the bug fixer that was issued to the GS5. The G Pad 8.3 LTE on Big Red is receiving a big jump to Android 4.4.2 from Android 4.2.2. That’s right, Kit Kat is finally here.
The update brings Kit Kat goodies like new white icons in the notification area, immersive mode for viewing images and reading books, cloud print services, multi-user login, and more. In terms of other features, the update includes LG’s Knock Code lock screen security enhancement. (more…)
Verizon approved an update today for their variant of the Galaxy S5 as build G900VVRU1ANE9, but leaves the phone at Android 4.4.2. The update looks like a massive bug fixer, as it includes improvements to performance, brings updates to bloatware, and addresses all sorts of issues.
In the update, users will find new versions of Caller Name ID, Message+, and Cloud. Once past the bloatware, issues like better connectivity when streaming music, Gear Manager stability, and Visual Voicemail working when a Samsung Flip Cover is closed have all been resolved. (more…)
An update to Android 4.4.2 “Kit Kat” began rolling out for the AT&T variant of the Galaxy Note II yesterday, curiously on the first day of Google I/O. We’re sure that’s just a happy coincidence.
Anyway, the upgrade is a big one. We’re looking at a host of new “Kit Kat” features – here’s a list of them. (more…)
Owners of a Galaxy Tab 3 7.0 on Sprint, today is your lucky day. An update to Android 4.4.2 “Kit Kat” is rolling out to the Sprint variant of the budget tablet, bringing with it a number of new features and improvements. (more…)
The T-Mobile Moto X variant may have been the first to receive the Android 4.4.2 update, but Sprint’s edition isn’t far behind. That’s according to two tipsters, who both received an e-mail from the Motorola Feedback Network regarding a new “preview software release.”
If the update carries the same fixes present in the T-Mobile firmware, Sprint Moto X users can expect to see support for cloud printing through Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Google Cloud Print, and HP ePrinters. In addition, the update should improve battery life and fix issues with Microsoft Exchange syncing. (more…)
The soak test of Android 4.4.2 for the T-Mobile Moto X is live and hitting participating devices today. The update likely includes the same goodies from the US Cellular update that also started earlier, which means an improved camera and other “general enhancements.” As you probably figured, this is not a major update like you saw from the jump to 4.4 from 4.2.2.
Assuming all goes well with this soak test, the update should push quickly to those outside of the Motorola Feedback Network. Still no word on when the Verizon, Sprint, or AT&T variants will see the update.
For those among us who just can’t want any longer for an official rollout of Kit Kat to the Galaxy S4 or Galaxy Note 3 on AT&T, firmware has been leaked through XDA that will allow you to run Android 4.4.2 on your device before it is shipped out to the general public. And while flashing unreleased firmware can sometimes be dangerous for your device, the feedback so far on the forum is all good except for one random reboot bug for the GS4 which appears when watching videos. Besides that, both firmware packages seem quite stable. (more…)
The Moto X received Android 4.4 “Kit Kat” in what can only be referred to as record time back in November. That record was short lived, however, as its little brother (Moto G) topped it by seeing Android 4.4.2 from Motorola only weeks later. That new Moto G record has had Moto X owners wondering for weeks when they would see similar love.
Last week, a single, lucky user received Android 4.4.2 on his Verizon Moto X, but no other reports outside of that showed that the update was anywhere near rolling out to the masses or even in a smaller soak test-like capacity. And then this weekend, another lucky Moto X owner – this time on Sprint – received a similar update to 4.4.2. The update bumped his phone to build 161.44.22, which is certainly newer than the 4.4 update build of 143.44.8. The Verizon build from last week was 161.55.25. (more…)